They say third time’s a charm, so it must be. My third attempt with a twist of filligree to an Og Abel original of his Lost Love design. I can’t thank him enough for the inspiration he brings to our studio alone. An LA legend who will go down in history without a doubt.
If you haven’t seen any of Abel’s talent, here’s an inside look at some of his unmatched skills.
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College professor Obed from Westminster for a classic portrait of french writer Victor Hugo. Better known for his epic novels such as Les Miserables & The Hunchback of Notre Dame but also a poet and dramatist of the Romantic movement.
Taking inspiration from his writings, he chose this piece that has very deep meaning to him, due to pulling him through some very troublesome times in his younger life. Then burying himself in books and setting his career path onto becoming an English teacher and turning his life in a whole different direction.
”He who opens a school door, closes a prison. -Victor Hugo”
As of late it’s been pretty steady in and out of the shop, with a wide variety of pieces entering on the daily. I can say I’m very fortunate to have some variation in my appointments lined up. From an animal portrait to a lettering piece, then a statue to a skull tattoo. Here’s a piece on Will who flew in from the state of Georgia to get traditional sacred heart on the neck.
A slightly different take on my usual work, I went ahead and tried the single needle technique on this selection. I want to arrange diversity on projects from now on…
Stay tuned for more in the upcoming days.
The garage/blues rock band duo from Ohio for this week’s Pick of the Week. I love the unique sound during my tattoo sessions that are long into the night. Enjoy.
Horacio once again for another addition of an Adelita from Rodolfo De La Torre on the forearm. With some great ink from some fellow black and grey artists such as Fonzy Inkshot, Lil B, Noah Minuskin, & Krazy K from Japan. He’s goin for the more revolutionary/mexican heritage work. Glad I was able to get a solid session in on this one.
FAMILIA. TRADICION. HERENCIA.
Phil from Burbank for yesterday’s stomach rocker. Being a successful gun store owner from the valley, who built the business with his brother from the ground up.
Proof that you don’t win by chance, but by preparation.
”Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”
“Day of the dead” is the 9th month of the aztec calendar, so here’s another piece dedicated to the departed souls of all of our family members in their final resting places.